Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Current Parent Company: 
Nationwide
Penalty: 
$5,500,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
August 9, 2017
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
privacy violation
Violation Description: 

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company, agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle multistate litigation concerning an October 2012 data breach that the states alleged had been caused by the failure to apply a critical security patch.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
mutual
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance
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Parent company note: 
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